Jon Kramer's Rive Gauche Films has acquired worldwide rightsto Cuban smash and foreign-language Oscar submission El Benny and will bring the picture to AFM.

Jorge Luis Sanchez's picture recounts the life of Cubanmusic legend Benny More, whose Afro-Cuban jazz big band sound took the nationby storm in the pre-Castro 1950s and endured until More's death in 1963. RennyArozarena stars.

ICAIC and Coral Capital Entertainment produced El Benny in association with the Ibermedia programme.

Iohamil Navarro produced and Camilo Vives, Simone Haggiagand Alexandre de Lesseps served as executive producers.

El Benny opened inCuba in late August and by late September had drawn more than 500,000admissions on just eight screens.